Other than trade magazines within your industry, a few magazines I recommend to help jazz up the sales of your business are Inc., Entrepreneur and People magazine. (Yes, People!).
In his book, Duct Tape Marketing, John Jantsch says, "...the one place I turn to keep myself rooted in how the world thinks and buys...is People magazine." For about 20 years more people turn to People than any other magazine. Jantsch goes on to list 3 reasons to read, or at least scan, People magazine.
- Get a feel for what the majority of Americans want to fight, find, lose, gain, have, give or embrace.
- See design copy that is easy to scan, read and digest.
- Uncover story angles that could apply to your organization's PR.
Now when my weekly People magazine arrives in my mailbox I retreat to my office to read it because I'm doing marketing research!